learning life’s lessons

hi guys, glad you stopped by! i’ve been working all day making tiny accomplishments that will hopefully add up to big ones soon. it’s been a struggle to keep the discipline up but i’m determined to change my life.

they say if you keep repeating what you’ve been doing, you’ll get the same things you’ve always gotten. so in an effort to change that i’ve been trying to focus, be more productive and do the things i say i will. you may remember the ‘boudoir noir’ collection i was working on about a year ago. truth is i have so many irons in the fire that some of them just get left to fizzle out and sadly this was one of them. now i’ve got to scramble to revive it and do some serious damage control.

it started out with such promise, the inspiration photo, the beautiful sketches my friend mike drew, even the prototype from the factory! we were so close. and then it was my turn. we needed fabric and i dropped the ball.

when i didn’t send fabric in time, they went ahead and chose something without me. my heartbreak paralyzed me from moving forward and i guess i lost interest in the project. this debacle below was one of  four that were done in a ‘contemporary’ (am i being too kind)?  pattern.  it wasn’t till the other day when i got my mojo back and asked about the pieces that i found out they’d been sent to a consignment store!

eeeeeekkkk!!! thank god my web gal could create a virtual vector version for me!

now i’m scrambling to get back on track. this was more than a mistake, it was a true life lesson. now i just need to take that schooling and run with it. i’m so tired of learning the same things over and over and not having them stick.  my new mantra is going to be ‘finish what you start!”

well that’s a wrap for today. good night friends, i hope you reach your goals and dreams!

January 18, 2011. Boudoir Noir, Design, Furniture.


  1. Heather replied:

    Hard to believe they could go so wrong when it was so close and there is a million fabrics that would have been so fab! Stick with the mantra and you will be fine!


  2. Susan replied:

    You have such visual reminders for this lesson. I also find it easy to forget some of my lessons, and procrastination is my worst enemy.


  3. Splendid Sass replied:

    You are preaching to the choir here. Procrastination abounds in my house on certain things. I have tried to figure out if the processes are painful, or if I have lost interest, haha.
    Great job!
    Have a wonderful day, Claudia.


  4. Karena replied:

    Claudia, trust me, I know lessons learned are tough. When you really beieve in yourself and your passions you will keep moving forward!!

    Be sure to come and enter my Giveaway from Blydesign……


    Art by Karena


  5. maureen replied:

    we’ve all been there…but you at least are willing to take a look at yourself and decide to take yourself more seriously.. good things are in store.. I’m sure you will inspire others to make the same kinds of changes too…
    good post…


  6. Jual Apartemen replied:

    That’s wonderful if what we’ve got is good and makes us content and happy, it is a really great blueprint for keeping the good things in your life going well – just keep doing what you are doing, it’s working!

    But if there are areas in our lives we recognise as not working as well as they could, then perhaps we have to recognise the truth of that statement and move out of our habitual way of doing certain things.

    If we want different results, we have to try doing things a little differently and be prepared to face the sometimes scary and uncomfortable feelings that come from stepping outside of our comfort zone.


  7. Architects northwest replied:

    Great post, it is always good to revaluate things, only then can improvements be made.


  8. Jean replied:

    Of all the fabric in all the world, they had to pick that one?

    Don’t beat yourself up, just move forward with the project. I am such a procrastinator, it is the thing I most would like to change about myself. Why do we drive ourselves so crazy!?


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